The Baseball Thread...
I'm helping a high level baseball player to implement dietary theories into his live. I'm interested in all aspects of the game from supplementation/nutrition to mental focus and composure. I believe the BP diet is perfect for the long stable endurance of pitching 5-9 innings of baseball while staying at a relatively low level BPM in regards to physical exertion.
I am trying to take my knowledge in respect to athletic nutrition from an application level to a more scientific understanding.
Baseball and athletes is a subject matter that I plan to learn about and evolve opinions on for many years. At the beginning of this thread (today) I'm specifically contemplating:
-Is creatine an effective pitching supplement? I believe it is perfect for a batter though my current opinion for pitchers is that I don't believe it will directly add MPH to a fastball or give a pitcher grinding late inning endurance (like fat). I leave this opinion wide open as there are a lot of good reasons for an athlete to take creatine.
-I'm also considering nutrition during long games and macro timing in general. For example bf% control is less important to me for a pitcher than mental focus/stability/controlled heart rate. I think that eating close to BP will keep pitchers around a reasonable bf%. Is eating carbs between innings of a low intensity exercise zone sport un-optimal for blood glucose levels? How do blood sugar levels effect mood, breath, focus, and composure during sport? and specifically during a sport with long breaks and timeouts?